CALDWELL, NJ - Hilltopper sophomore Olivia Lawlor had 22 points and seven rebounds, and junior captain Kiran McCormick added 10 points, six 'boards and four assists as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team easily defeated Mount Saint Dominic Academy 56-32. After a close opening eight minutes, the Maroon and White dominated the next two quarters and cruised to the finish line for a victory, a triumph which raises their season mark to 10-7.

Summit junior Sarah Maldonado had eight points and six rebounds, while Juliet Howell led Mount Saint Dominic with 11.

Leading by just a bucket, 15-13, at the end of the first quarter, Summit went to a different level and overwhelmed the Lions by a score of 18-4. The third quarter was a carbon copy of the frame that preceded it -- as was the score, which again favored Summit 18-4.

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Up by 30 points, the fourth quarter was an eight-minute-long victory lap.

'Hoops for Hope' Next

Summit now returns to the Main Gym to take on AL Johnson February 4 at 7 p.m. The contest against the Crusaders has been designated the program's annual 'Hoops for Hope' game and serves as a fundraiser for the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, the McNany Charitable Foundation, and the Adrienne Reid Memorial Scholarship.

The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation serves underprivileged and vulnerable women by ensuring the availability of top-quality breast-health services that include screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care. The Foundation provides financial assistance to programs and needs deemed most crucial to the health and well-being of patients and offers collaborative support to provide resources, education, advocacy and empowerment to the women we serve.

The McNany Charitable Foundation Inc. was established in memory of family members, whose legacy was their commitment, dedication and sacrifice to the community and an effort to assist those less fortunate. Among the Foundation's initiatives is the provision of Secondary Education Scholarships to high school graduates at Summit, Jonathan Dayton and Roselle Park High Schools.

Alex Reid is a Summit High School alum, Class of 2009, and a former member of the Girls Basketball Team. Her mom, Adrienne, tragically passed away in 2008 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. The scholarship in her name is awarded annually to a Summit High School senior class female athlete.